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Google Domains Is Not Yet Available, Worldwide

Some would be domain owners are reporting the sad truth about Google Domains.
I tried to use a Google Domains invitation, and got a refusal.
We're sorry. You appear to be in a country where Google Domains is not yet available. You may search for domains, but you will not be able to purchase a domain unless you have a U.S. billing address. Learn more

Get notified when Google Domains is available in your country.
So thanks anyway!
Google Domains is currently a beta product - and as of December 2017, it is available in 14 countries.

This is a normal strategy, used by Google - beta products are typically deployed on a country by country basis.

Google Domains offers distinct advantages, over "Buy a domain" and registrar direct domain purchases.

  • They will control the purchase - and offer a more stable bank payment process.
  • They will control the DNS infrastructure - and offer a more stable setup process, and ongoing blog access.
  • They provide excellent real time support, 7 x 24 basis.

Google Domains are available in a few countries - with more being added, periodically.

As of March 2018, Google Domains may be available in 15 countries - Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, UK, USA, and Vietnam. If you live in any of the other 180+ countries, you have to use GoDaddy - or another third party registrar.

Deploying a bank payment network, and a DNS infrastructure (to name two details), on a world wide basis, won't happen immediately.

It's all too easy to overlook the international issues, when dealing with Blogger and Google. My apology to those of you who were unduly excited, for nothing.

Have patience, your time will come.


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